1The land given to the two tribes in the family line of Joseph began at the River Jordan. Their border started east of the springs of Jericho. It went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel.2Bethel is also called Luz. From Bethel the border crossed over to Ataroth. That’s where the Arkites live.3Then it went west down to the territory of the Japhletites. It went all the way to the area of Lower Beth Horon. It went on to Gezer. The border came to an end at the Mediterranean Sea.4The tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim were from the family line of Joseph. So they received that land as their share.5Here is the territory given to the tribe of Ephraim, according to its family groups. The border of their share of land started at Ataroth Addar in the east. It went to Upper Beth Horon.6It continued towards the Mediterranean Sea. From Mikmethath on the north, it curved towards the east. It went to Taanath Shiloh. It passed by Taanath Shiloh to Janoah on the east.7Then it went down from Janoah to Ataroth and Naarah. It touched Jericho and came to an end at the River Jordan.8From Tappuah the border went west to the Kanah Valley. It came to an end at the Mediterranean Sea. That was the land given to the tribe of Ephraim. Each family group received its share.9The tribe of Ephraim was also given other towns and villages that were set apart for them. Those towns and villages were in the share of land given to the tribe of Manasseh.10The people of Ephraim didn’t drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer. The Canaanites live among the people of Ephraim to this day. But they are forced to work hard for the people of Ephraim.
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The Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh
1The allotment of the people of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel. (Jos 8:15; Jos 18:12)2Then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Ataroth, the territory of the Archites. (Ge 28:19; Jos 18:13; Jud 1:23; Jud 1:26)3Then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea. (Jos 10:10; Jos 10:33)4The people of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance. (Jos 17:14)5The territory of the people of Ephraim by their clans was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was Ataroth-addar as far as Upper Beth-horon, (Jos 18:13)6and the boundary goes from there to the sea. On the north is Michmethath. Then on the east the boundary turns around toward Taanath-shiloh and passes along beyond it on the east to Janoah, (Jos 17:7)7then it goes down from Janoah to Ataroth and to Naarah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. (1Ch 7:28)8From Tappuah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Ephraim by their clans, (Jos 17:8)9together with the towns that were set apart for the people of Ephraim within the inheritance of the Manassites, all those towns with their villages. (Jos 16:8)10However, they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived in the midst of Ephraim to this day but have been made to do forced labor. (Ge 49:15; Jos 17:13; Jud 1:29; 1Ki 9:16)